Definitions for paresthesiaˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•es•the•siaˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə(n.)

  1. an abnormal tingling or prickling sensation; pins and needles.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of paresthesia:

1855–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paresthesia, paraesthesia(noun)

    abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage

Wiktionary

  1. paresthesia(Noun)

    A sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin, with no obvious cause.

Freebase

  1. Paresthesia

    Paresthesia, is a sensation of tickling, tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep". The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Paresthesia

    Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.

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